Megan Johnsons' crisis of faith at BYU, triggered by spaghetti, sardine tag, wheelchairs, and green eyes, resolved by adoption and a goldfish. (Not adopting A goldfish, mind you.) Oh, and a grumpy old man at a nursing home. More
Megan Johnson knows what it is like to be afraid and alone. Determined to put that past behind her, she works to make people around her happy and accepted, keeping score with how many smiles she receives each week. Entering her second year at BYU, Megan is so successful that she has become the unofficial “entertainment director” for her group of friends – until the ripples of her past knock her life into ruins.
Megan is left wondering if she can ever find the peace and joy that she longs for, the fulfillment that her faith promises. Even more puzzling to her is the question – *should* she?
The Author never suspected that this book would find its way to a non-LDS audience. This edition has been given footnotes to explain some of the more Mormon-centric references in this story.
I did not remember when I began reading this book that I'd found it by looking for adoption fiction. For the first 20 or 30 pages, I thought it was going to be a book about college dating life, which I totally missed/skipped in real life, so I settled in for what I thought might be an entertaining young adult ride. This book was SO much more. I couldn't believe there is someone else in the world who feels some of the very same things I have felt about being childless for an entire lifetime. Such perfect descriptions of the dark times. Great story, great personalities. I even found myself caring about auxiliary characters.